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LeBron James believes he’s the reason NBA is upset about rest issue

The matter of NBA teams resting star players during nationally-televised games has boiled over, and LeBron James thinks it’s only become a problem because of him.Things really began two weeks ago when the Golden State Warriors rested their top players for a Saturday night game on ABC against the San Antonio Spurs. The Cavaliers did something similar the following week, resting LeBron...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

LeBron James fires back at LaVar Ball: ‘Keep my family out of your mouth’

LaVar Ball appears to have made a very powerful enemy. As his Cleveland Cavaliers practiced (coincidentally) on the campus of UCLA on Tuesday, LeBron James fired back at the outspoken patriarch of the Ball family for implying earlier this month that his kids were in a better position to succeed than James’ kids. “Keep my kids’ name out of your mouth, keep my family out of your mouth...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Blue Jays, John Gibbons reportedly finalizing contract extension

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is being rewarded after leading the team to back-to-back ALCS berths.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports on Tuesday that Gibbons and the Blue Jays are finalizing a multi-year contract extension and expect to have a deal done by Opening Day on April 3.The 54-year-old Gibbons was hired in 2013 (his second managerial stint with the team) and has...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside has great reaction to winning East Player of the Week

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is used to being slept on, so he was quite surprised to learn he had been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.Whiteside, who took home the honors after averaging 20.0 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game in the past week, had this great reaction to the news of his achievement, per Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald. Of course, the...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins sign LB Alonso to four-year extension

The Miami Dolphins have reportedly agreed to terms on a contract extension with linebacker Kiko Alonso.Mike Garafolo of NFL Network first reported the news, with ESPN’s Adam Schefter later adding that the new deal will be a four-year extension. After a down year with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015, Alonso bounced back to record 115 total tackles, one forced fumble and four fumble...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers made ‘significant’ offer for Paul George at trade deadline

The Philadelphia 76ers were apparently in hot pursuit of four-time All-Star forward Paul George at last month’s trade deadline.ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported on Tuesday that the Sixers were among the teams that the Indiana Pacers engaged in George trade talks at the deadline. Kyle Neubeck of Liberty Ballers added that the Sixers made a “significant” offer for George that supposedly involved...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause dies at 77

Former Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause has passed away. Krause, who oversaw all six of the Bulls’ championship teams, died Tuesday at age 77, a family member confirmed to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. A two-time Executive of the Year Award winner, Krause was hired as Bulls GM in 1985 and is credited with building a dynasty around superstar guard Michael Jordan....
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Cam Newton to undergo shoulder surgery

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder, the team announced Tuesday.Newton suffered the injury during a Week 14 game against the San Diego Chargers last season.“It is well-documented and well-researched that overhead throwing athletes commonly have wear and tear to their rotator cuffs,” team athletic trainer...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Vince McMahon involved in car accident that leaves Bentley banged up

Vince McMahon was involved in a car accident on Tuesday that left his luxury vehicle damaged, but fortunately no one was injured.According to TMZ, McMahon was driving his black Bentley about a mile from WWE headquarters in Stamford, Conn. when he got into an accident with another driver. His car was reportedly banged up, but the accident was described as “minor.Naturally, many WWE...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Jim Ross’ wife Jan in critical condition after scooter accident

Legendary WWE announcer Jim Ross revealed on Tuesday that his wife has been hospitalized after being involved in a serious scooter accident.Ross sent a tweet early Tuesday morning informing fans that his wife Jan suffered multiple skull fractures after being hit while riding her Vespa near the couple’s home in Oklahoma. Ross told TMZ Jan was not wearing a helmet when she was struck...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch's agent says RB 'does miss football'

Marshawn Lynch has said numerous times in the past that he has no interest in reviving his playing career, but some recent rumors coupled with the words of the running back’s own agent tell a much different story.In an interview with KNBR on Monday, Lynch’s agent Doug Hendrickson said he would not be surprised if Lynch came out of retirement next season.“He’s one of the most unique...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Von Miller’s stolen helmet being sent to Denver FBI

When authorities began searching for Tom Brady’s missing game-worn jersey from Super Bowl LI, Von Miller probably didn’t realize the investigation would lead to him having a valuable possession of his own returned. Sometimes things just have a way of working themselves out.Mauricio Ortega, the former Mexican newspaper director who has been accused of stealing two of Brady’s Super...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Rangers open to discussing Yu Darvish contract extension in season

The Texas Rangers seem to be approaching the Yu Darvish contract situation with caution, but they are open to discussing an extension during the season.Rangers GM Jon Daniels told 1310 The Ticket’s Norm Hitzges on Monday that the team has “interest in him staying here,” regarding Darvish. Daniels also said the team is open to having contract talks with Darvish at any point.“Where...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Did NFL try to cover up Dwight Clark ALS revelation with Tom Brady jersey news?

The news that Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey had been recovered came less than 24 hours after San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark revealed he has ALS, and at least one person who is familiar with the league does not believe the timing was a coincidence. An NFL agent hinted to ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he or she believes the NFL was trying to cover up the shocking revelation...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Brady jersey thief has been selling sports memorabilia ‘for years’

It took authorities roughly six weeks to track down the man who stole Tom Brady’s game-worn Super Bowl jersey, but apparently the thief had been getting away with similar heists well before February.Sources familiar with the situation told TMZ that Mauricio Ortega, the former Mexican newspaper director who has been accused of stealing Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey in addition to his...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jets are ‘committed’ to Christian Hackenberg

Christian Hackenberg had a rookie season to forget with the New York Jets, but perhaps all the bad press he has received is not an indication of how the team envisions his future.The Jets signed Josh McCown to a one-year contract on Monday, and the veteran quarterback could be asked to lead the team in an obvious bridge year. Now that they have seemingly settled for a mediocre option...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin says he ‘got in trouble’ for dog years joke at Alabama

Lane Kiffin made some questionable comments about his time working under Nick Saban just before he parted ways with Alabama, and very few people believe that was a coincidence. Kiffin isn’t exactly claiming it was, either.In an appearance on “The Dan Le Batard Show” on ESPN Radio Monday, Kiffin was asked if he was happy at Alabama. The FAU coach admitted he faced many challenges...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Amari Cooper appears to have bought his mom a house, car

Amari Cooper shared a very cool photo and story on Instagram Monday.Cooper, the Oakland Raiders receiver, shared a picture of his mother in front of a mansion and Range Rover, and talked about how they went from the projects to her now having a dream house and car. Cooper, who played college ball at Alabama, has averaged 78.5 catches, 1,111.5 and 5.5 touchdowns per season in his...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Javy Baez steals third on incredible slide move (Video)

Javy Baez continues to do all the little things to make himself one of the most fun baseball players to watch. Playing for Puerto Rico in the WBC on Monday night, Baez pulled off a stolen base by using an incredible swim move after diving into third: Here it is in GIF form: Puerto Rico was unable to drive him in after that, which is partly why the game went to extra innings where...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Su’a Cravens upset about ‘bs’ story

Su’a Cravens was mentioned in an article discussing the troubles in the Washington Redskins’ front office, and he is not happy about it.The Monday Morning Quarterback’s Albert Breer wrote an article published last week in which he examined what led to the departure of GM Scot McCloughan. Breer identified three key points that contributed to McCloughan’s firing. One was the Kirk Cousins...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Jurickson Profar picked off while celebrating single (Video)

Jurickson Profar just learned the hard way that he needs to be standing on a base before celebrating a big hit. Profar is playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic and singled with a man on second and one out in the top of the first inning of his country’s semifinal game against Puerto Rico on Monday night. The throw from right field went all the way to catch Yadier...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Texas recruiting LSU transfer QB Brandon Harris

Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman confirmed on Monday that the program is recruiting LSU transfer Brandon Harris.Harris was LSU’s starting quarterback in 2015 but was benched early in the 2016 season in favor of Danny Etling and is looking to play for another school. He is set to graduate this summer, which would allow him to play in the fall as a graduate transfer at another...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

5 MLB teams that can dethrone the Cubs as World Series champions

It’s easy to see why the Chicago Cubs would be favored to win the World Series for a second consecutive season. They have a great lineup, a strong pitching staff, and depth almost everywhere. However, the safer bet would be to take the field over the Cubs in 2017. That, however, doesn’t do much to narrow down who is capable of dethroning the Cubs and claiming the mantle of World...
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March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Steph Curry gets into fight with Thunder leading to double-technicals

Stephen Curry and Semaj Christon got into a fight just before halftime of Monday’s Golden State Warriors-Oklahoma City Thunder game, leading to double-technicals.Curry and Christon were trying to take their places before a jump ball, and Curry was trying to get in front of Christon. Christon wasn’t having any of it, which resulted in some shoving and a skirmish breaking out. The...
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March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Andre Roberson mocked for horrendous free throw attempts (Video)

During Monday’s game between the Thunder and Warriors, Andre Roberson had two of the worst free throw attempts you’re likely to see from a professional basketball player anytime soon.Late in the first quarter, Roberson was fouled by Klay Thompson, which sent Roberson to the line for two shots. On his first attempt, the Thunder forward completely overshot the rim. Roberson followed...
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March 20, 2017  |  Discuss
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